Phyllida Barlow at the British Pavilion

13 May 2017 – 26 Nov 2017

Event times

10am-6pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Mondays

Cost of entry

Full Regular ticket: € 25
Full 48h ticket: € 30
48h for students and/or under 26: € 22
Concessionary ticket: € 22 / 20
Students and/or under 26: € 15

Venice Biennale

Veneto, Italy


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Phyllida Barlow will present a major solo exhibition of new work in the British Pavilion at the 57th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia.


Best known for her colossal sculptural projects, for over five decades Phyllida Barlow has employed a distinctive vocabulary of inexpensive materials such as plywood, cardboard, plaster, cement, fabric and paint to create striking sculptures and bold and expansive installations that confront the relationship between objects and the space that surrounds them. Drawing on memories of familiar objects from her surroundings, Barlow’s practice is grounded in an anti-monumental tradition characterised by her physical experience of handling materials in an expedient and direct way.

The British Council has commissioned artists to represent Great Britain at the International Art Exhibitions of La Biennale di Venezia since 1937 and Barlow’s exhibition will be the 21st solo presentation in the British Pavilion. The British Council’s commission follows Barlow's acclaimed solo exhibitions including: demo, Kunsthalle Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland (2016); tryst, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas TX (2015); set, Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland (2015); dock, the Duveen Commission at Tate Britain, London (2014)

The Commissioner of the British Pavilion is Emma Dexter, Director Visual Arts, British Council. The exhibition is commissioned by the British Council for the 57th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, 2017. The presentation has been made possible with the generous support of Hauser & Wirth.

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Delphine Allier

Harriet Cooper

Exhibiting artists

Phyllida Barlow

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